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Jhana Ñana, a.k.a. Knowledge of Sub-Ñana 0.4 (The Waterfall) 1.1 Mind and Body 1.2 Cause and Effect 1.3 The Three Characteristics: solidifying impermanence, suffering, no-self 1.4 The Three Characteristics deconstructing 2.1 The Arising and Passing Away 2.2 The Arising and Passing Away 2.3 The Arising and Passing Away immature rapturous mature

Sephirah Intensity Spatial Quality 10 varies tight Malkuth mod. pointed mod. 9 Yesod high mod. 8 high Hod 7 very Netzach high high straight straight open straight on tight

Clarity low high mod. low mod. mod. mod. high

Vibratory Quality scattered none crude, slow, beginnings obvious crude, moderate speed crude, fast, 3-10Hz fine, fast, cycling, middle of each pulse obvious intense, cycling with breath,

Vedena varies nice neutral painful irritating nice extremes

Typical Physical Manifestations Pain Increased energy

Typical Mental Manifestations discontent, surprise, confusion

Basic Insight(s) It is time to meditate, my mind is a mess

Basic Flaw(s) Poor concentration, poor investigation, usually swamped by the content/stuff Don't see Causality, easily solidified to first jhana Don't see Three Characteristics

clear, extremely fast, wondrous cycling with breath 2-40Hz extreme profound

2.4 The Arising and Passing The A & P Event 6 extreme balanced extreme Away Tifaret 3.1 Dissolution, beginning of early low mod. Dark Night/Dukkha Ñanas 3.1 Dissolution late 5 low hard to say, very low Geburah diffuse 3.2 Fear 3.2 Misery 3.2 Disgust 3.3 Desire for Deliverance 3.3 Re-observation 3.4 Re-observation 4.1 Equanimity 4.2 Equanimity 4.3 Equanimity 4.4 Equanimity 4.4 Conformity 4.4 Change of Lineage 4.4 Path N/A Fruition (Nirvana) 0.1 Review 0.2 Review 0.3 Review 0.4 Review First Passes Stabilizing Mastery Time to Move on crisis defeat/acceptance Low Equanimity Early Mastery High Mastery High Equanimity mod. mod. mod 4 high Chesed Dath/ extreme very tight Abyss mod. 3 mod. Binah mod. 2 low Chokmah low + + 1 + Kether 0 N/A Ain very = = open panoramic panoramic panoramic complete complete complete N/A varies by ñana mod. mod. mod. low low mod. high

decreasing strength,5-7Hz hung over steady, drum beat falling away, vague neutral endings obvious, faster steady, mod. pace edgy, 10-18+Hz, chaotic edgy, 10-18+Hz, chaotic extremely edgy, very complex, irritating rhythms, fast not obvious, loosening chunky, increasing, full wave obvious bad, touch of good bad, touch of good bad, touch of good disturbing The Worst ok, like after tears mildly bad and good good great peaceful, ordinary depends on door depends on door depends on door N/A cycles cycles cycles

very high very Clear, formations clearer very high broad, harmonics, formations near perfect perfect perfect perfect N/A high ariable one complete pulse one complete pulse one complete pulse N/A cycles

wow, bright, open, unitive, possible Thoughts, intentions and mental echo white lights (consciousness) become objective Jerky/mechanical breath/walking perplexity, confusion, mild disturbances Intentions precede thoughts and actions, consciousness echoes sensations Tension/pain in neck, back, Frustration with deep physical "stuff", Begin to see Three Characteristics Fight them, don't see them very clearly, shoulders, twisting, heat postural obsession mostly at physical level increasing (feverish) Shaking, sniffing, hot, stiff, Disconcerting, manageable, crying and See the Three Characteristics more directly, set up Mind not fast or precise enough yet sweating sadness for deep insight into them Increased energy, longer sits, early Confidence, precision, fear, anticipation, Shift into direct observation, mind speeds up, deep Like a kid moving from a bicycle to a car Kundalini jewel tone lights insights begin Sleep need down, fine shaking, Ecstasy, grandiosity, extreme faith, Ten Corruptions of Insight arise Ten Corruptions of Insight not seen as they very little pain sensuality, sexual and spiritual dreams, are, like a 16-year-old driving a Ferrari meditation in dreams common Sleep much less, fine shaking, very Easy confidence, mastery, visions, Ten Corruptions of Insight seen through, Peak Still holding back, precision not as alllittle pain, energetic phenomena, powers opening, bright white light Experience on spiritual path encompassing as they think, arrogance, late Kundalini common, sexual issues/energy arising unbalanced evangelism Sleep need down, fine shaking, Hints of the Ultimate, mimics Three The Three Characteristics are hints of the They don't know as much or see as clearly very little pain Doors, may think they are enlightened Ultimate, Realization can be attained as they think they do Hunger, restlessness, irritation, Withdrawal symptoms, frustration, With highs come lows, with extreme highs come Attachment to A&P, long for past abilities, mild pain returns exhaustion, raw lust, temptation crashes clarity and balance fade Kundalini and shaking stops, Rest, vagueness, couch potato Hints of the implications of transience at a more Effort must be more gentle and accepting, intentions less effective, cool mental level. In 3rd vipassana jhana, center of vagueness must be understood, insights attention vague, periphery open and more clear. now coming around to shake observer Energy returning, aversion to Fear, paranoia, anxiety, rapture Acceptance difficult, Fear can be frightening and Fascination with fear, lost in the content staying still, pain of sitting fun. Insights coming around at observer, violating obvious Aversion to staying still, Misery, sadness, rapture Acceptance is difficult, Misery can be miserable Fascination with misery, lost in the restlessness and fun content Aversion to staying still, Disgust, renunciation, rapture Acceptance is difficult, Disgust can be disgusting Fascination with disgust, lost in the restlessness and fun content Aversion to staying still, Desire for deliverance, melodharmas, Realization must be beyond reality, A Lack of Effort still made to create this, lost in the restlessness, increased energy disenchantment with The World Enlightenment is Unacceptable content Extreme aversion to staying still, Primal frustration, madness, cult The GREAT KICK in the ASS, You won't find Basic acceptance of implications of painful neck and back tension, leader, dark "stuff", reactivity, anger, the answer in any phenomena or reaction to them. previous insights low, large potential for note similarity to #3 neurosis level high Sense of observer shaking. messy bleedthrough into life Release, exhaustion Defeat, surrender You can't do it, and so you completely give up and Exhaustion accept defeat Mild pain when sitting Confidence returning, weight has lifted, Realization can be attained, formations become Mind still speeding up, synchronizing, and "in the pocket", odd mystical ways of obvious, begin to include full field of experience, recovering looking at world name and form as integrated experience Prolonged sitting easy Mild fear of madness and death, Realization is imminent, the true nature of Anticipation, over-confidence anticipation, joy formations becomes obvious Feel great and healthy naturally Great mastery, natural confidence, ease Mastery of seeing the true nature of formations Still holding back, center still seems to be and bliss, "Near Misses", formless that which masters realms None obvious Boredom, forgetfulness, balance, Deep Attachment to mastery vanishes, effort to attain or Very few Wisdom seems very natural and do vanishes, it all happens by itself ordinary Effortless conformity of perception with the Three None Characteristics of Full Formations. This is realization/changes made in relationship to None phenomena The first/next Path is Attained None N/A Cycles 4-11, then 15 Cycles Cycles Very hard to map N/A Cycles 4-11, then 15 Cycles Cycles very hard to map This is the non-experience of Nirvana beyond space, time and the universe The Path has been attained, hints of limitations shown soon enough The stages of the path can be mastered and integrated The stages of the Path are Mastered N/A Mind too powerful to really be stable or balanced, aftershocks of realization Still working on mastery and integration

moderate cycles even low cycles hard to map

Integration is lifelong, Dualities May Remain if this not the Last Path Integration lifelong, limits of level of May not clearly see what to look for/do realization/integration become clear in cycles, time next to look more closely